Weekend Cook and Tell: Processor Power

Welcome to Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we leisurely peruse the the food sections of various national newspapers to create a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

The week Mark Bittman wrote a wonderful piece for The New York Times expounding upon the benefits of the food processor. Bittman seems to think that this work horse of an appliance is generally overlooked and sadly neglected, most of the time never living up to its full, multi-use potential. According to Bittman the food processor can be used as a whisk, a pastry cutter, a mandoline, a grater, and even as a mortar and pestle. Using the processor, Bittman has made everything from Italian-Style Chicken Meatballs to Mayonnaise, and even a Food Processor Apple Tart.

For this week's challenge we want to hear about all of your uses for the food processor. Personally I love it for making cookie dough and pie crusts, and of course, it grinds a mean pesto. What are your favorite ways to use this 1970s darling of an appliance?

Show us photos of your creations on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title), and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your food processor powered and experiences next Wednesday.


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